Joseph Proctor
Joseph Proctor

Joseph Proctor (died 1845) was an academic of the University of Cambridge in the 18th and 19th centuries.

Proctor was born in Stow, Lincolnshire,[1] and educated at Leeds Grammar School.[2] He was admitted St Catharine's Hall, Cambridge on 18 January 1779, graduating B.A. (3rd wrangler and 2nd Smith's Prize[3]) 1783, M.A. 1786, B.D. 1799, and D.D. (per lit. reg.) 1801.[4]

Proctor served as a fellow of St Catharine's 1783–1799, and as master 1799–1845.[5] He was Rector of Steeple Gidding 1807–34, Walgrave 1810–17 and Conington 1824–34,[4] and a prebendary of Norwich Cathedral.[1] He served as Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge in 1801,[6] and was elected vice-chancellor again in 1826.[7]

He died on 10 November 1845, at the age of 84.[8][9]


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  2. ^ Allen, Thomas (1831), A New and Complete History of the County of York, Volume 4, I. T. Hinton, p. 435.
  3. ^ Cave, Edward (1783), "Articles of Intelligence from the Country", The Gentleman's Magazine, and Historical Chronicle, p. 172.
  4. ^ a b "Procter, Joseph (PRCR779J)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
  5. ^ Wright, Christopher, ed. (2006), British and Irish Paintings in Public Collections: An Index of British and Irish Oil Paintings by Artists Born Before 1870 in Public and Institutional Collections in the United Kingdom and Ireland, Yale University Press, p. 168, ISBN 9780300117301.
  6. ^ Combe, William; Shoberl, Frederic (1815), "The Vice-Chancellor", A History of the University of Cambridge: Its Colleges, Halls, and Public Buildings, Volume 2, pp. 303–304.
  7. ^ "Proceedings of the University of Cambridge", The Quarterly Theological Review and Ecclesiastical Record, p. 273, 1826.
  8. ^ "Deaths", The Economist, p. 1132, 15 November 1845.
  9. ^ "Deaths", The Spectator, vol. 18, p. 1088, 1845.